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Who Should I Draft?

Pablo Lopez or Kevin Gausman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 48# 46
Best Rank# 33# 17
Worst Rank# 63# 111
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 138# 137
Best Rank# 128# 127
Worst Rank# 156# 160
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts144174
Wins1010
Saves00
ERA3.993.98
WHIP1.221.22
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 45# 35
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 32
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 57# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 51# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 52# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 38# 33
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 63# 59
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 55# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 50# 35
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 57# 24
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 34# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 57
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 44# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 48
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 45# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 74
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 111
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 49
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 48# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 51
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 50# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 55
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 70
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 53# 70
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 53# 85
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 57# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1110
   
Innings Pitched57.060.3
   
Wins63
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5050
   
Earned Runs2324
   
Home Runs Allowed48
   
Strikeouts5979
   
Walks1816
   
ERA3.613.62
   
WHIP1.191.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2929
   
Games Started2829
   
Innings Pitched153.0161.4
   
Wins1010
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed144152
   
Earned Runs6871
   
Home Runs Allowed1921
   
Strikeouts144174
   
Walks4344
   
ERA3.993.98
   
WHIP1.221.22
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Pablo Lopez
SP - MIA
Pablo Lopez
Kevin Gausman
SP,RP - SF
Kevin Gausman
News 
 Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed two earned runs on three this and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Apr 8th
RHP Kevin Gausman took a no-decision on Wednesday as he allowed just one run on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings in the Giants 3-2 win over the Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 8th
 Marlins starter Pablo Lopez allowed no runs, two hits, and two walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Apr 3rd
Kevin Gausman picked up a no-decision on Thursday when allowed just one run on two hits with six punchouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Giants 8-7 loss to the Mariners on Opening Night.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 2nd
  Kevin Gausman will start for the Giants on Opening Day, according to manager Gabe Kapler.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Mar 24th
Notes 
 Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros